Ex-Haynes & Boone Atty Files $15M Suit Over Firing

Law360 (May 17, 2010, 4:07 PM EDT) -- A former Haynes and Boone LLP corporate finance and securities partner has launched a $15 million breach of contract and defamation suit against the 500-lawyer firm, claiming he was wrongfully terminated from the New York City practice group he founded.

Plaintiff Harvey Kesner's lawsuit, lodged Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, says the Dallas-based law firm owes him millions of dollars for services performed and also names the firm's current managing partner, Terry Conner, as a defendant.

"The suit is without merit and we intend to vigorously contest all of the claims that he...

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